Are there a set of reflexive verbs to learn, or is it possible to turn any verb into the reflexive form by using the proper pronouns with it'
About the reflexive verbs
Certain things we always do to ourselves. English doesn't pick up on this but in Spanish these actions become reflexive verbs. For example most things you do in the morning are reflexive because you do them to yourself e.g me ducho = I shower, or, I shower myself (no one else is showering you). Hope this makes things clearer for you.
Verbos reflexivos. 1) Most verbs in Spanish are both non-reflexive and reflexive. Their basic meaning does not change: the only difference is that when we use a verb with a reflexive pronoun, the subject does something to himself, whereas when we don't use a reflexive pronoun, the subject does something to someone else.
No reflexivos Reflexivos
Ana levanta a Juan Ana se levanta a las ocho
Juan cepilla a su perro Juan se cepilla el pelo
Basically, any verb that uses direct or indirect objects should be able to use either of those objects reflexively (redirecting the action upon oneself) if the result makes any sense, of course. However, some verbs cannot take objects sometimes; these cannot be used reflexively.